Exclusive Interview: Celebrity Host Riley McKnight Talks With #SellingItInTheATL Star A’Lana Banks

| November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
AlanaBanks_coverWE TV’s brand new show “Selling It: In The ATL” follows a diverse group of  seven professionals who are about to change the face of the real estate game in Atlanta. The show, which premiered on November 5th, enters into a professional world that was once dominated by men, and now theses ladies and their larger than life personalities take over while closing major deals in the booming city of Atlanta. Executive produced by “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Sheree Whitfield, make sure you check out “Selling It: In The ATL” on Thursdays at 10pm.

The ladies answer questions from Egypt Sherrod during the Q&A

A'Lana Banks

A’Lana Banks

Hip Hop Enquirer sat down with WE TV’s “Selling It In The ATL” cast member A’Lana Banks to discuss her reality TV experience with the shade being exhibited toward co-cast members, the art of selling real estate in Atlanta and more. In the interview with celebrity host Riley McKnight, A’Lana Banks explains her real estate method compared to that of the other women on the show. “I was like Jae, I was that firecracker who wanted to be off the chain but then I met someone and I humbled myself. So, it is very important to make yourself known and learn how to take in information. Also, remember that your first impression is your lasting impression.” stated Banks.


Cast of WE tv’s ‘Selling It: In The ATL’ with producers Kate Farrell, Lauren Gellert, WE tv President Marc Juris and producer David Stefanou

When asked about the amount of shade that was being thrown while filming and how the audience can learn from the women Banks stated, “I don’t think the shade is toward the real estate business, I think it is toward the different personalities in the room because when you put seven women on a show together there will be a lot of shade thrown. People take real estate very personal, they wear it on their sleeve, eat, sleep, and breathe the business. Those are the people who want everyone to believe the morals, professionalism, and the image. Although, those might not be the happy people but they will be able to appreciate the show. So when everyone goals are a little different you tend to see a lot of techniques the women use.”


Jae Christian

“Every girl has a different technique so I know what everyone is good at, and I know what type of property they like to sell. Real Estate has so many areas but to last in this business you have to know how to cover all areas to be able to keep that person and close that deal. So, it is very important to know how to sell all of real estate while also finding your niche.”


Executive Producer Sheree Whitfield with Co-Executive producer Carlos King

Banks was also asked about the sex chair that was featured on episode 1, she replied with: “I have been told that I make others comfortable around me. I wanted  to put them in a real estate environment but also wanted to see learn about them on a more personal level and how they represent themselves.

When I started my brokerage firm, I did it because I was tired of giving away a percentage of my check. So I got my broker license, the word got out that I was opening my firm so many people who wanted to work for me started calling me. So now I have two powerhouse agents.”

“Selling It: In The ATL” comes on every Thursday on WE TV at 10pm.

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